December 3, 2020 - 1:00 pm
December 3, 2020 - 2:00 pm
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IPVS is pleased to offer a series of three one-hour LIVE webinar sessions over the coming weeks to continue in the vein of Science & Education for Action Against HPV. These sessions are FREE of charge and open to all who are interested.
Session II – 3 Dec 2020 13:00-14:00 CET
Current issues for HPV testing in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for the Elimination Target
Speaker: Prof. M. Poljak, MD, PhD, Prof. of Microbiology & Immunology, Head of Laboratory for Molecular Microbiology, Institute of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Panelist: Prof M. Arbyn, MD, PhD, Coordinator Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Sciensano, Brussels
Moderator: Dr. S. de Sanjose, MD, PhD, Sr. Consultant National Cancer Institute & at NGO PATH
Access to and availability of HPV DNA testing has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Poljak will discuss the quality and availability of HPV tests before and during the pandemic and explore opportunities for more effective cervical cancer prevention measures going forward in pursuit of meeting the cervical cancer elimination target. Prof. Arbyn will offer his views as a specialist in synthesizing evidence regarding application of new methods in the field of prevention and treatment of HPV-related (pre-)cancers. Expert epidemiologist Dr. de Sanjose will moderate the webinar.
Presentation 40 minutes, Commentary Prof. M. Arbyn 10 min, 20 minutes for Q&A.
Free Live Webinar session with Prof. M. Poljak, Panelist Prof. M. Arbyn., moderated by Dr. S. de Sanjose. Hear expert views on the current issues around HPV DNA testing.Register Today